Saturday, December 18, 2010

Why the GOP killed the 9/11 Heroes Bill

I've seen quite a bit of establishment media coverage about the GOP's inhumane opposition to this and they all mention the Senate GOP's great concern about the cost of funding it. I haven't seen them mention the bill providing relief to 9/11 Ground Zero rescuers is paid for and the Republicans' real problem is where they found the money.
We also learned yesterday why Republicans have been so opposed to the measure -- the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been quietly lobbying against it because it's financed by closing tax loopholes for foreign businesses that do business in the United States. The Chamber cares more about protecting the loopholes than caring for 9/11 heroes, so it's been successfully pressuring Republicans to kill the bill.
Today's GOP in a nutshell. Tax cuts for the wealthy trump the common good and simple humanity every, single, time.

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Anonymous Ruth said...

Actually, I suspect another reason for refusing to protect first responders in NYC is that they are represented by, and tend to vote for, libruls.

(My word verification word is 'demon'. heh)

11:37:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Oh right. Also. Too. They're *union* people. Not real Murkins. And perfect WV.

11:51:00 PM  

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